Lightroom 6: Does not export all selected images

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With Lightroom 6 on Windows 7 I have exactly the same problem as described at
with Lightroom 5.4.

I select a number of images and use the Export dialog, exporting to JPEG. After the export is finished I get a dialog box saying "Some export operations were not performed. The file could not be opened ()", and then lists the file names of the images that were not exported.

If I delete the exported JPEGs and try again a different subset of the selected images gets exported. On average around 20 out of 70 selected images don't get exported.

Watching the directory where the images are being exported with a file viewer while the export is in progress I can see that the images that are later shown in the "not exported" dialog box list are in fact being created in the target directory but are quickly deleted.

I have had one example of exporting of a single image failing with exactly the same error message.

I have never had this problem with version 5. I just ran an export of 126 images using Lightroom 5.6 which completed successfully, as has always been the case with version 5 and before that with version 4.
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Igor Oliveira

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Please see

It works for some dudes, I'm trying right now.

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Hassan Faghihi

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i just noticed that lightroom does not exported all the image, and leaved the virtal copy behind :| 6.5.1
i previously i took lot of photo for many unknown people, i never noticed it, but today i notice that when i close/collapse a group of virtual copies, which i do all the time, lightroom leave the image under that group, when it get selected, behind :| and its the worse thing i just noticed, so it mean i have too many lost images, that i didn't ever deliver, or in my collection :@
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Stacks must be Unstacked in order for operations to affect the images.  Print, Export, Metadata changes etc will only work when the images are visible in the Grid. When they stack is collapsed, only the top image is acted upon.